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Equal pay bill passed by House but faces long odds in Senate

15 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - House Democrats approved legislation Thursday that they say would help close the gap between what men and women are paid in the workplace, though the measure faces...
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Chicago school declines to rename school after Obamas following backlash from Latino groups

19 hours ago   |   Washington Examiner

A Chicago-area school named after Thomas Jefferson will change its name to honor late Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis instead of former President Barack Obama after strong...
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Equal pay bill nears approval in House, long odds in Senate

19 hours ago   |   My Sanantonio   |   2 articles

WASHINGTON - House Democrats were poised to pass legislation Thursday that they say would help close the gap between what men and women are paid in the workplace, though the...
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Senate OKs tough former regulator as market watchdog chief

1 day ago   |   My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Senate has approved President Joe Biden's choice of Gary Gensler to head the Securities and Exchange Commission, signaling an emphasis on investor protection...
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Biden moves to leverage corporate America's falling out with GOP

Biden moves to leverage corporate America's falling out with GOP

2 days ago   |   Politico

The business community doesn't dislike President Joe Biden's proposal to hike corporate taxes to pay for a massive $2 trillion-plus infrastructure plan. They detest it. But...
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Obama says Daunte Wright shooting shows 'how badly we need to reimagine policing'

2 days ago   |   Washington Examiner

Former President Barack Obama said the police shooting of Daunte Wright is evidence that the United States should "reimagine policing."
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Obama pours gasoline on another race fire by calling officer Derek Chauvin a murderer

2 days ago   |   Washington Examiner

Barack Obama is no longer president, so I guess there's no reason to expect him to be "presidential," but how about thoughtful?
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Biden's bad foreign policy deals

2 days ago   |   Washington Times

Because Barack Obama struck me as a clever fellow, I never understood why, when negotiating with despots, he failed to utilize the leverage available to him. For instance, he...
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Obama says he 'grieves' with the family of Daunte Wright, makes call to 'reimagine policing and public safety'

Obama says he 'grieves' with the family of Daunte Wright, makes call to 'reimagine policing and public safety'

2 days ago   |   Business Insider   |   3 articles

Summary List Placement Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday expressed grief at the police killing of a 20-year old Black man, Daunte Wright in Minnesota, while also calling...
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'Liar's dividend': The more we learn about deepfakes, the more dangerous they become

'Liar's dividend': The more we learn about deepfakes, the more dangerous they become

3 days ago   |   Business Insider

Summary List Placement In April 2018, BuzzFeed released a shockingly realistic video of a Barack Obama deepfake where the former president's digital lookalike appeared to call...
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Maxine Waters Puts Jim Jordan In His Place Amid Absurd COVID-19 Hearing

Maxine Waters Puts Jim Jordan In His Place Amid Absurd COVID-19 Hearing

“You need to respect the chair and shut your mouth,” the California Democrat warned. Read more ...

Mike Pence Gets Pacemaker

Mike Pence Gets Pacemaker

Former VP Mike Pence is recovering from a Wednesday surgery in which he had a pacemaker installed, reports the Indianapolis Star. The 61-year-old's office says Pence had been... Read more ...

New Jersey governor makes new push for ‘sweeping' new gun laws

New Jersey governor makes new push for ‘sweeping' new gun laws

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday began his third major push for new gun control laws since taking office in 2018. He cited rising gun violence in cities across the... Read more ...

Speaker Pelosi throws cold water on a progressive bill that would expand the...

Speaker Pelosi throws cold water on a progressive bill that would expand the Supreme Court to 13 seats

Summary List Placement House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said she does not support a newly-introduced bill to expand the Supreme Court and has "no plans to bring it to the... Read more ...

The US officially designates Paul Manafort's associate Konstantin Kilimnik...

The US officially designates Paul Manafort's associate Konstantin Kilimnik as a 'known Russian agent'

Summary List Placement The US for the first time on Thursday designated a close associate of ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort as a "known Russian agent." Konstantin... Read more ...

Matt Gaetz teased a 'fight back' ad, trying to shift attention from...

Matt Gaetz teased a 'fight back' ad, trying to shift attention from sex-trafficking allegations by alleging that CNN is out to get him

Summary List Placement Rep. Matt Gaetz is planning to push back at allegations he was involved in sex trafficking via an ad campaign targeting CNN, according to... Read more ...

Ivanka Trump's Instagram account was flooded with angry comments after she...

Ivanka Trump's Instagram account was flooded with angry comments after she posted photos of herself getting a COVID-19 vaccine

Summary List Placement Ivanka Trump shared photos of herself getting a coronavirus vaccine on her Instagram and Twitter accounts, but was flooded with comments from people who... Read more ...

Blinken in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal

Blinken in Afghanistan to sell Biden troop withdrawal

KABUL, Afghanistan - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan on Thursday to sell Afghan leaders and a wary public on President Joe... Read more ...

A Taliban leader told the BBC 'we have won' after Biden announced the US...

A Taliban leader told the BBC 'we have won' after Biden announced the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan

Summary List Placement A Taliban leader said that the US withdrawing troops from Afghanistan means the extremist group has won. Haji Hekmat, the Taliban's shadow mayor in... Read more ...

Rep. Matt Gaetz's Woes Deepen As New Report Details Associate's Shady Venmo...

Rep. Matt Gaetz's Woes Deepen As New Report Details Associate's Shady Venmo Payments

Joel Greenberg made more than 150 payments to dozens of women, including a minor, The Daily Beast reported. Read more ...